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Test Orders (OML) and Results (ORU) by HL7 Messaging

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories (MDHHS BOL) is initiating incoming and outgoing electronic HL7 messaging for test orders and results. The receipt of orders and results in near real-time is expected to improve patient health and reduce health care costs through early detection and intervention.

This development of electronic messages that can transmit an order and return test results to the ordering provider will significantly reduce the burden on providers (eliminating the need for hand-written forms and filing of patient results), reduce the risk for transcription errors by both parties, and decrease time to when the patient result is available to the health care provider.

The BOL is currently enrolling laboratories to pilot these projects. If your facility would like to participate in our pilot project, please contact BOL's Laboratory Informatics team at




Rev. 06/12/2023